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Santa Cruz Crime Rate Report (California)

Santa Cruz crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Santa Cruz for 2015 is expected to be higher than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Santa Cruz in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 83.77% and the city property crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the national property crime rate average by 107.09%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the violent crime rate in California by 68.05% and the city property crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the property crime rate in California by 114.63%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Santa Cruz Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Santa Cruz Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Santa Cruz Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault313
Arson21
Burglary527
Forcible Rape34
Larceny and Theft2,794
Motor Vehicle Theft264
Murder and Manslaughter3
Robbery83
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,988
Property Crime3,606
Violent Crime433
2015 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault335
Arson12
Burglary490
Forcible Rape15
Larceny and Theft2,537
Motor Vehicle Theft207
Murder and Manslaughter3
Robbery104
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,620
Property Crime3,238
Violent Crime457

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Santa Cruz Property Crime

Santa Cruz Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Santa Cruz Crime 2012

Santa Cruz Crime 2015

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Santa Cruz Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Santa Cruz Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Santa Cruz, California crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Santa Cruz crime report data for 2015 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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